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City Geometry

As much as I enjoy beautiful natural landscapes, I also admire the geometric shapes and patterns of city buildings and other urban structures. Cities create their own unique landscapes with interesting combinations of man-made materials, including brick, glass, concrete, and electric lights. 193 more words


Map: Six-Radial Pattern of Urbanization from Detroit

From Doxiadis’ “Emergence and Growth of an Urban Region” Volume 1, this map from 1966 helps to demonstrate how and why the idea of “Detroit” extends beyond the city limits. 35 more words


PBS Independent Lens HIP HOP Beyond Beats and Rhymes 2007

A very interesting take on black masculinity, vulnerability, sexism, misogyny, violence, and hip hop culture….

Campaign to 'urge urban centers to embrace liberty' [pics, video]

A group of conservatives including Alveda King and Niger Innis kicked off a campaign to restore the American dream in urban centers. Poverty and unemployment disproportionately affect The campaign started in Washington, DC yesterday and will next go to Charlotte, North Carolina and Ferguson, Missouri. 205 more words

US Politics

Protecting yourself from Attacks on our Power Grid: Urban Centers will become Death Traps

Source: Off Grid Survival

For years we have been talking about how vulnerable our nation’s power grid is to attack. Whether it be from natural causes like extreme natural disasters or geo-magnetic events, or from man-made attacks like… 245 more words